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  • New Year’s Day Dog Walk: Burn some calories, share some love

    Dec 27, 2012 | Read More News
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    PACCwalkIf you’re looking for a fun way to work off some of that excess holiday cheer, lace up your tennis shoes and grab a friend for the annual New Year’s Day Dog Walk at Pima Animal Care Center.

    With Jan. 1 a holiday for County employees, volunteers help our animals get fresh air and socialization. And with picturesque Silverbell Lake directly behind the center at 4000 N. Silverbell Road, it’s a great way to leave behind the bustle of the season and set the tone for the coming year.

    On Christmas morning, 105 walkers participated, 72 of them brand new.

    Folks new to the center are free to show up, fill out an application and get walking. More experienced volunteers will be on hand to ensure you have a rewarding experience, whether you’re comfortable with bigs, littles or in-betweens.

     If you want to jog with a high-energy pup, we’ve got some! If walking is more your speed, we’ve got you covered. Cat lovers: We’ve got lots of cute kitties who could use a little snuggle time, too. A staff member will follow up to schedule future training if you decide you’d like to visit us again.

     “There’s no better way to start off a New Year than participating in a fun, family event that highlights this region’s sense of charity and community,” said Kim Janes, the Manager of the Pima Animal Care Center.

    The party begins at 10 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2013. Refreshments will be provided. And if you’d like to bring a few cans of dog or cat food, or used blankets and towels, to share with our pets, that would be appreciated as well.